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Strange Fiction

One of my favorite things about The Urbana Free Library is our deep, eclectic fiction collection. There are all kinds of interesting books in every subgenre -- I love looking randomly through the stacks and seeing what strange titles I find.
Here are two recent favorites of mine, which you might have passed by while looking for something else...

The Urbana Free Library—Your Office Away From Home

Folks come to The Urbana Free Library for many reasons. They check out books and DVDs and audiobooks; browse the magazine collection; attend programs; and even investigate their family trees and discover fascinating local history.

But a growing number of users come to the library because they need to accomplish tasks they can’t do easily at home. The library provides the space and resources that allow our visitors to have a productive day.

Here’s just a sampling what YOU can do at the library. Read more about The Urbana Free Library—Your Office Away From Home

Local Love

Here in Urbana we love everything local: goat cheese, live music, handknitted mittens, coffee shops, artwork, bike co-ops, etc. If you make it locally this community will support it. The librarians here at Urbana Free Library want to give a special shout out to some of the local "gems" you can check out from our stacks.

Local Music Highlights:

 Contra-culture by Big Bluestem String Band (bluegrass + dance music) Read more about Local Love

Make a reading resolution for 2015!

With 2015 nearly upon us, many people are thinking about the coming year and ways to make it a happy and healthy one. I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions personally, as for me they tend to focus on the negative and can sometimes set people up for failure (as the short-lived rush of people to the gym in the next couple of weeks will illustrate), but I do love the idea of reading resolutions. Read more about Make a reading resolution for 2015!


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